By Peter Harkness | Governing magazine
Robert Grow is aptly named. He has devoted his entire career to dealing with economic growth — not promoting it or hindering it, but controlling and channeling it to serve the needs of the broader community rather than a select few.
He is an engineer, a land use and development attorney, and the former president of a steel company. He has consulted on growth issues in more than 75 cities around the country. But he is best known for his work as the president and CEO of Envision Utah, the organization that has emerged over the last 15 years as the preeminent model for regional planning.